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Stockwerk Foldable Bookcase

Stockwerk by Meike Harde appears to negate its material properties. Instead of acting like a hard surface, Stockwerk collapses down like folded paper.<p>…

Furniture

Origami Bench by blackLAB architects

blackLAB architects inc. designed some clever seating for a special exhibit as part of the 2014 Interior Design Show in Toronto that’s now taken up …

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A Visit to Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory in Bhutan

We travel far and wide to bring you insights into the latest developments in manufacturing techniques. This time, we trekked all the way into the …

Crafting

Innovative Suspended Stairs Double as All-In-One Workspace

There's no wasted space in Mieke Meijer's innovative new design, <i>Object lev</i>. Combining a desk, storage, and shelving, this incredible installation is not only a work-space, but a way to move from one floor to another. The Dutch studio was commissioned by designer Just Haasnoot for his home in The …

Furniture

International Home + Housewares Show 2014: Compleat Offers Discrete Brown Bag Options

<i>Content sponsored by the IHA</i><p><i>Reporting by Morgan Walsh, photos by Ben Gross and Ray Hu</i><p>"Americans eat tall food." This was what Tom, the representative …

iPad Mini

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

mashed potatoes

Your Entryway Needs this DIY Calendar Work Station

Image Courtesy Chelsey Andrews<p>In just a few short weeks the official start to fall will be here. That means school starting, less vacation, and less …

Poverty-Focused Innovation: Alex Counts, CEO of Grameen Foundation, on how to foster financial innovation by creating agency for the poor

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>In launching NextBillion Financial Innovation,</i> <i>we have invited a number of top innovators and leaders to contribute their views on</i> …

Piet Hein Eek on Making Furniture from Waste, Building the Perfect Work Environment, and Why Designers Should Be Generalists

<i>This is the latest installment of our Core77 Questionnaire. We'll be posting a new interview every other Tuesday.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Piet Hein Eek<p><b>Occupation:</b> …

Product Design

The Ultimate Power Pack

Designed for everyone from the urban commuter to the adventurous camper, Prism is the most digital-friendly backpack out there. Like any good pack, …

A whole new meaning to multifunctional.

We’ve featured hundreds of clocks, lights, coat hangers, iPhone docks, alarms and speakers… but we’ve never seen one concept that is ALL of the …

Eco-B Concept Bike by Dhaneesh Neelakandan

<b>Eco-B concept bike</b> is an urban mobility solution for energetic and eco-friendly commuting. Urban transportation is facing both heavy traffic and …

Word of Mouth: Belgrade

by Emily Millett<p>Warehouses, barges, malls and mansions, you name it—if it's derelict and abandoned, Belgrade's next generation is reclaiming it and breathing new life into the Serbian capital. What better symbol of a city on the brink of rebirth than the evidence of so many run-down and unused …

European Travel

Get Ready for Vienna Design Week 2013

We've developed a strong relationship with the unsung folks behind Vienna Design Week over the past few years, and once again we're pleased to …

Hilarious Twitter Feed Highlights First World Problems

London-based Benjamin Lee is the clever mind behind the Twitter account Middle Class Problem, a feed through which he retweets all kinds of “problems” that people complain about through social networking. Each dramatic statement is made by a person suffering from what Lee calls “Real problems but …

Social Media

Stack Printer by Yugi Mamamoto - The Fox Is Black

Printers. The world unfortunately is still not to a place where we can live without them. There also hasn’t been much out of the box thinking around …

Is Three the Magic Number in Creating Equitable Supply Chains? | Blog | BSR

Tara Norton, Director, Advisory Services, BSR<p>How could I ignore a tweet that claimed to offer a formula for fixing the hardest problems? I was …

11 nonprofit Pinterest board ideas you can steal

Check out how AARP, NWF & Oceana are using Pinterest<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, …

Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

Here’s why India is never going to be safe for women

A few days ago, after news of the sexual assault case in Mumbai broke out, someone on Twitter said something that got me thinking. A female resident of Mumbai, presumably, lashed out after seeing the umpteenth tweet asking women in Mumbai to “take care” and “be safe.”<p>Enough of this patronizing …

Sex Crimes

Sky’s the Limit 

Typography inspiration | #778

In From up North’s typography posts we present our latest findings of stunning type, calligraphy and lettering designs.<p>Be Their Answer by Nathan Yoder<p>…

15 Inspirational Quotes

How I Took a Product Concept to Market as a Design Student, by Rob Bye

Text & photos by Robert Bye<p>I first envisioned initial concept for Hangen 18 months ago, and since being featured on Core77 in February 2012, it has …

Product Design

Versatile Tray Table by NVDRS Design Studio

NVDRS Design Studio’s latest work is a coffee table named Gergeti that was presented in Milan at Fuori Salone.<p>The beauty of Gergeti, though, goes …

Furniture

Origami-Inspired Furniture Snaps Together With Magnets

Aside from putting together those IKEA bookcases, when was the last time you were involved in the making of your home’s furnishings? The Playtime …

Furniture

an interactive shopping experience: the hyperlocal online food marketplace by kayleigh thompson the system connects urban growers with fair and professional trade through an interactive website, label printer and smartphone application. http://www.designboom.com/technology/hyperlocal-online-food-marketplace-by-kayleigh-thompson/

Eco Factor Zero Emission Concept Car Powered By Electric Motors Liviu Tudoran's 'Element' concept car is a futuristic and practical eco-friendly car. The car has a very simple design, but it contains an ultra-modern transparent body that adds spunk. The 'Element' concept car is powered by electric motors, which makes for an emission-free ride. The interior of the car has ample space, which offers a pleasant and comfortable ride. Even cooler, the car can be controlled through a touchscreen LED display placed on the dashboard.